Construction Materials

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Course Venue:

Lecture Room 168

College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology

Course Schedule

8 AM: 
9 AM
9 AM: 
10 AM
Course Code: 
CMG 2101
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

An introduction to the properties of materials; plasticity, elasticity, density, porosity, hardness.Optical, electrical, thermal and acoustic properties.Deterioration.Properties and manufacture of building materials; wood, wood products, bricks, fibre cement, ceramics, plastics, sealants and mastics, stones.  Concrete technology:  cement, aggregates, water and admixtures; properties of fresh concrete; strength considerations; durability, shrinkage and creep; special concretes; non-destructive testing; mix design.  Metals in buildings:  structural ferrous alloys; corrosion and protection; welding; types of failure, brittle fracture, fatigue, creep; impact resistance; tensile properties; hardness; strain hardening.  Fire:  behavior of building materials and structures.

Construction Materials
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